THE BRONX, USA, A Celebration of the Dynamic Diversity of the Bronx, Debuts Oct. 30, Exclusively on HBOTHE BRONX, USA, A Celebration of the Dynamic Diversity of the Bronx, Debuts Oct. 30, Exclusively on HBO
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

From the team behind HBO's 'If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast,' THE BRONX, USA, debuting WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30 (9:00-10:25 p.m. ET/PT), follows producer George Shapiro as he returns to his hometown of the Bronx. Revisiting the streets, stores and memories of his childhood, Shapiro reflects on the singularity of the borough he grew up in and the close friendships he made there that have stood the test of time. (more...)

Original Off-Broadway Recording Of RENASCENCE is Now AvailableOriginal Off-Broadway Recording Of RENASCENCE is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019

Yellow Sound Label and Broadway Records announced today that the Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of RENASCENCE is now available digitally and at BroadwayRecords.com, and in stores on Friday, May 31. RENASCENCE won the 2019 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical and was originally produced Off-Broadway by Transport Group. RENASCENCE has music by Carmel Dean (musical director for If/Then, American Idiot), lyrics from the poems of Pulitzer Prize Winner Edna St. Vincent Millay, and a book by Tony nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture). Orchestrations are by Tony winner Michael Starobin (Assasins, Next to Normal). The album was produced by Michael Croiter (Matilda, Heathers), Carmel Dean and Dick Scanlan. (more...)

MOULIN ROUGE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Earn Nominations for 23rd Annual IRNE AwardsMOULIN ROUGE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Earn Nominations for 23rd Annual IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) today announced the nominees for the 23rd Annual IRNE Awards, which honor the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies. Moulin Rouge!, a new musical produced by Global Creatures, and An American in Paris, produced by the Ogunquit Playhouse, led with 12 and 11 nominations, respectively, in the Large Stage Musical Category. The Huntington Theatre led all companies with 31 nominations across seven productions, including 11 for Man in the Ring, the story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith. (more...)

VIDEO: Donald Webber Jr Performs Anthem From New Musical BORN FOR THISVIDEO: Donald Webber Jr Performs Anthem From New Musical BORN FOR THIS
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2019

The Broadway-bound production of BeBe Winans' new autobiographical musical BORN FOR THIS, releases its first-ever music video of the title song, starring Donald Webber, Jr., who is set to depict Winans when BORN FOR THIS comes to Broadway (theatre and dates TBA).  Mr. Winans makes a cameo appearance in the music video, as well. (more...)

VIDEO: They're About to Rise Up! Meet the Cast of the Third National Tour of HAMILTONVIDEO: They're About to Rise Up! Meet the Cast of the Third National Tour of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018

As previously reported by BroadwayWorld, the cast of HAMILTON's three-week long engagement in Puerto Rico will launch a third national tour of the musical phenomenon. The show's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda will play the title character in Puerto Rico, with Julius Thomas III (The Scottsboro Boys, Motown the Musical) taking over at the tour's next stop in San Francisco. Donald Webber Jr. (Motown the Musical, Holler if Ya Hear Me) will play Hamilton's nemesis, the formidable Aaron Burr. (more...)

Local Naples Players' Kidzact Actor Cast In HAMILTON National Tour With Lin-Manuel MirandaLocal Naples Players' Kidzact Actor Cast In HAMILTON National Tour With Lin-Manuel Miranda
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Tony, Pulitzer, and Olivier-winning Broadway Playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda has cast a local Naples Players' KidzAct actor, Christopher Campbell, in the Hamilton National Tour. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/13: Danny Burstein Hosts BROADWAY SALUTES, and More!Wake Up With BWW 11/13: Danny Burstein Hosts BROADWAY SALUTES, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 13, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Danny Burstein hosts Broadway Salutes, and more! (more...)

Julius Thomas III & Donald Webber Jr. Will Lead Third National Tour of HAMILTONJulius Thomas III & Donald Webber Jr. Will Lead Third National Tour of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Julius Thomas III and Donald Webber Jr. will lead the third national tour of HAMILTON as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/7: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE in Cinemas, and More!Wake Up With BWW 11/7: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE in Cinemas, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Everybody's Talking About Jamie will begin screenings in cinemas nationwide today, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway-Aimed BORN FOR THIS Gives Sneak Peek at Feinstein's/54 Below!Photo Coverage: Broadway-Aimed BORN FOR THIS Gives Sneak Peek at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Nov 6, 2018

BeBe Winans just presented the Broadway-bound musical BORN FOR THIS as a one-night-only concert at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54 St). Sharing the stage with Winans was director Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown), legendary Grammy and American Music Award winning recording artist Stephanie Mills, and members of the cast from last summer's pre-Broadway tryout in Boston including Maddie Shea Baldwin (Bright Star), Liisi LaFontaine(Dreamgirls), Loren Lott (Once on this Island), Donald Webber Jr. (Hamilton), Kirsten Wyatt (Annie), and Nita Whitaker (Ragtime). The evening introduced the BORN FOR THIS story and some of the original songs from the Broadway aimed musical, which also played regional engagements in Atlanta, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. (more...)

Stephanie Mills Joins Preview of Broadway Hopeful BORN FOR THIS in Concert at 54 BelowStephanie Mills Joins Preview of Broadway Hopeful BORN FOR THIS in Concert at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Legendary Grammy and American Music Award winning recording artist and beloved Broadway actress, Stephanie Mills will join BeBe Winans and the cast of the Broadway-bound musical BORN FOR THIS for a one-night-only concert previewing the music from his original musical BORN FOR THIS on Monday, November 5 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54 St). (more...)

Is Tituss Burgess' THE PREACHER'S WIFE Musical Headed For Broadway?Is Tituss Burgess' THE PREACHER'S WIFE Musical Headed For Broadway?
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2018

Last year, Tituss Burgess revealed that he is working on a musical adaptation of The Preacher's Wife, based on the blockbuster film of the same name, starring Whitney Houston. The musical held a reading shortly thereafter. (more...)

Caissie Levy, Will Roland, and More Among Initial Casting for Festival of New MusicalsCaissie Levy, Will Roland, and More Among Initial Casting for Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced initial casting for the 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 at New World Stages (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's RENASCENCEPhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's RENASCENCE
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 12, 2018

Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, begins performances Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Meet the cast below! (more...)

Casting Announced For Transport Group's World Premiere Of New Musical RENASCENCECasting Announced For Transport Group's World Premiere Of New Musical RENASCENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Transport Group has announced casting for its world premiere musical, Renascence, which begins performances Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. The opening is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: BORN FOR THIS - A NEW MUSICAL: Awake and Sing!BWW Review: BORN FOR THIS - A NEW MUSICAL: Awake and Sing!
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 27, 2018

ArtsEmerson presents the New England premiere of BORN FOR THIS - A NEW MUSICAL, based on the life story of Bebe Winans and his sister Cece Winans, offspring of a spiritual, musical Detroit family, who made a huge splash as teenagers on the Praise the Lord network of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker in the 1980s. With a book by Charles Randolph-Wright, Bebe Winans, and Lisa D'Amour, and original music and lyrics by Winans, the majority of which were written for the show, BORN FOR THIS offers a longitudinal view of the Winans journey from music biz hopeful, to fledgling performer, to breakout R&B star, and award-winning (six Grammys) artist. Under the slick direction of Randolph-Wright and music director Steven Jamail, the cast is extraordinary from top to bottom, with Donald Webber Jr. and Loren Lott giving star turns as Bebe and Cece. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Musical BORN FOR THIS at ArtsEmersonPhoto Flash: First Look at New Musical BORN FOR THIS at ArtsEmerson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

ArtsEmerson has announced that Born for This - A New Musical will take the stage this summer for a limited engagement, June 15 - July 15 at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St, Downtown Boston. With original music and lyrics by six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning icon BeBe Winans book by Charles Randolph-Wright, BeBe Winans, and Lisa D'Amour, and direction by Charles-Randolph Wright (Motown the Musical), Born For This celebrates the incredible true story of BeBe Winans - a young man who follows his heart and finds his destiny. (more...)

Nick Adams, Donald Webber, Jr. and More Join 'We Write Good: The Songs Of Thomson & Desmon' at Feinstein's/54 BelowNick Adams, Donald Webber, Jr. and More Join 'We Write Good: The Songs Of Thomson & Desmon' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

A host of Broadway, television, and recording artists will join songwriting team Jeff Thomson and Jeremy Desmon in concert on May 27th at 9:30 PM at 54 Below (254 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Bound Kids' Third Annual Broadway Bee Spells S-U-C-C-E-S-SPhoto Flash: Broadway Bound Kids' Third Annual Broadway Bee Spells S-U-C-C-E-S-S
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Broadway Bound Kids' third annual Broadway Bee, which took place on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Le Poisson Rouge, was a major success, raising over $40,000 in funding for performing arts education opportunities for NYC youth. A comedic adult spelling bee, the Broadway Bee, featured actors from hit Broadway shows competing in a hilarious live event. Lee Aaron Rosen from the Tony Award nominated Broadway revival of Angels in America took home the coveted Broadway Bee trophy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of COME FROM AWAY, ALADDIN, HAMILTON and More Take the Stage at BC/EFA's 29th Annual GYPSY OF THE YEARPhoto Flash: Stars of COME FROM AWAY, ALADDIN, HAMILTON and More Take the Stage at BC/EFA's 29th Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

The indomitable and generous spirit of the theatre community - those onstage, backstage and in the audience - shined brightly as the 29th annual Gypsy of the Year competition celebrated six weeks of fundraising work of 56 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Gypsy of the Year (#GypsyOfTheYear), which was held December 4 and 5, 2017, raised a record-breaking $5,609,211 for Broadway Cares. BroadwayWorld has photos from the star-studded affair below! (more...)

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